Pakistan has completed over 80 percent work on Kartarpur Corridor and construction work has entered into its final phase now. Sources said the construction work will be completed before the eve of 550 birth anniversary of Guru Nanak this year in November.
“Construction of main road, bridge on Ravi River and border terminal buildings from zero line to Gurdwara Sahib has almost been completed,” a senior engineer of the project said.
Some renovation and construction of Gurdwara Sahab Complex is also left which hopefully along other remaining work will be completed before the assigned time.
This Corridor will provide Indian Sikh pilgrims visa-free access to the Gurdwara in Kartarpur Sahib.
Prime Minister Imran Khan had laid foundation stone of Kartarpur Corridor in November 2018 to link Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan with India’s Gurdaspur district. Indian politician and former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu, other Indian ministers and journalists from India and different other countries were also present during this ceremony.
Kartarpur Sahib is a small town in Narowal, four kilometers from the Pakistan-India border, where Sikhism founder Baba Guru Nanak spent the last 18 years of his life.
Pakistan-India meeting on Kartarpur Corridor tomorrow
The first meeting on Kartarpur Sahib Corridor between the nuclear-armed neighbours was held on March 14 the following year.
Second Round of Talks on Kartarpur Corridor will take place on Sunday morning at Wagah, Lahore. Spokesperson Foreign Office Dr Mohammad Faisal will lead the Pakistani delegation in talks. Both the sides will discuss the draft agreement for finalizing the modalities of Kartarpur Corridor.
Opening of Kartarpur border has been hailed by Sikh community and human rights organisations around the world which may help normalizing the situation between Pakistan and India. It was a long-awaited demand of the Sikh community which lives in majority in Indian Punjab.
Pakistan respects all ethnicities and this initiative will make it easy for the Sikh pilgrims to visit their holy shrine. Through this initiative, Pakistan has conveyed a message of love and peace to the world.